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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
A fast start: Mountain biking club finds success in first season
Alex Horseshoe League hands out 2016 awards
Benson: Heavy at the top, but opportunity awaits at NBA playoff fringe
Geneva hosts Parent-Child golf tourney
U.S. Bank to host Minnesota Football Showcase
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
LETTER: Thank a farmer for all they do
To the editor: Traditionally, the month of February has been designated as Food Awareness Month by both the American and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federations. Your local Douglas FB Federation would also like to be a part of this program and remind all of us as consumers where our food...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Food illness linked to alfalfa sprouts
State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack &...
February 24, 2016 - 3:49pm
Everyday Gourmet: Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large cast-iron pot when you hear “Dutch oven,” but in reality, a Dutch oven is any large pot with an oven-proof lid, making it easy to use both on the stovetop and in the oven. The recipe...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Downtown sweet spot for 130 years
Since 1886, a bakery has operated at the corner of Fifth and Broadway in downtown Alexandria. "It's never, as far as I know, been closed and...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
February 7, 2016
Line up your favorite nacho toppings for a big game buffet
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service It's that time of year again. Each night at the dinner table, the conversation starts like this:...
February 7, 2016 - 10:00am
February 6, 2016
Cream Puff Sundaes will impress your sweetheart
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service Cream puffs were a specialty of my mother's, and every year she prepared a huge amount to serve...
February 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
January 24, 2016
Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large...
January 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
January 10, 2016
Twists on chili, cornbread will help with New Year's resolutions
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service The new year is here, and with it are many resolutions to do things a little differently in 2016....
January 10, 2016 - 11:12am
January 6, 2016
Local Foods College to return to Alexandria
The locavore movement – in which people eat food produced near their home to reduce their carbon footprint – is getting more and more popular. From field to fork, the average dinner has traveled 1,500 miles. When you buy direct from local farmers, your dollars stay within your...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
January 5, 2016
Sauk Rapids meat company recalls beef products
Huisken Meat Company, a Sauk Rapids, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 89,568 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous wood materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. The Sam’s...
January 5, 2016 - 7:39am
December 24, 2015
Easy and festive last-minute holiday food ideas
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service As we get closer to the holidays, our inbox starts to fill with questions from our readers about...
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
December 20, 2015
Christmas prime rib roast an impressive holiday main dish
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service If you celebrate the Christmas holiday, it's time to start planning for your feast. Do you know...
December 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
November 11, 2015
Sangria and pizza bring together flavors of autumn
A week or so ago, when the weather was beautiful and everyone was out trying to enjoy every last minute of our snowless weather, I went to visit a neighbor and brought along a special fall cocktail I wanted to try: caramel apple sangria. To make the sangria, I combined flavored coffee...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Out and about: Fork and Cork introduces refined menu
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Fork and Cork event on Friday, October 23. Chamber members, businesses and community...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
September 17, 2015
It's time to cook up some recipes!
The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks...
September 17, 2015 - 4:25pm